- Olive oil or bacon grease
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 medium onions
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 large can baked beans (not the tomato kind
- 2 pinches brown sugar (to taste)
- Optional: lettuce or shredded cabbage
In a frying pan, caramelize onions in olive oil or bacon grease. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add beans and about 2 pinches of brown sugar, cook until heated through and consistency of a sandwich. Serve on bun with lettuce or shredded cabbage, if desired.
If desired, add one or more of the following before you add the ground beef:
1 green pepper, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
If desired, add one or more of the following when you add the beans:
1/2 to 3/4 cup ketchup (to taste)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons yellow or brown mustard
Other spices as desired (cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, etc.)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup amaranth
Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cups.
Variation with Mixed Tiny Grains: Mix teff, amaranth, and quinoa, the latter thoroughly rinsed, and cook as described.